What We Live By……

The McWane Way is a core philosophy outlined by the founder J.R. McWane in 1920. Today It encompasses Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, Environment, Communication, Accountability, Safety and Trust. All team members at every level are expected to know and work by these principles, values, and behaviors. Most importantly, every team member is expected to be able to answer this question, “What does this mean for me?” This is the all-important question because behavior is the best evidence of a living principle. Join the McWane team on the journey to The McWane Way.

Who We Are……

McWane Inc. has a newly created division, McWane Plant and Industrial (MPI). This new division, based in Birmingham, AL, combines all Plant and Industrial Products in a single customer-focused package. We offer comprehensive solutions through an experienced team of professionals specifically focused on these two special markets. Our Mission is to be the Plant and Industrial supplier who is “easiest to do business with”.

McWane, Inc. recently completed the acquisition of Clear Water Manufacturing Corp, headquartered in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Clear Water Manufacturing joins McWane as a premier manufacturer and distributor of ductile iron and steel pipe fabrications. In addition to their location in Connecticut, Clear Water currently operates manufacturing facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, and Houston, Texas.




Clear Water Manufacturing


Houston, TX

Reports to

Project Shop Manager

Position Summary

The Welder must have the ability to read & understand engineering drawings, layouts, fitting and welding of parts. Must have knowledge and experience with Fabrication equipment including, welding machines, hand burning torches, ironworkers, cut-off saws, band saws, drill press, track burner, overhead cranes, measuring equipment and all hand tools.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in welding material, welding properties, and various types of metals.
  • Must be able to interpret blueprints and be able to wire feed welding machines to hard face and fabricate and repair liners.
  • Must be able to perform brazing, welding, arc-welding, and cutting tasks.

Position Requirements

  • Standing, walking, stooping, balancing, kneeling, reaching, and sitting are some of the physical requirements.
  • Must be able to meet and adhere physical requirements as well as adhere to wearing the appropriate PPE (steel toed boots, safety glasses, hearing protection and mask).
  • Will be required to work in the following conditions: heat, cold, noise, and vibration. Must be able to work in dust and fumes.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and extended hours depending on customer and company demands.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions and tolerate being exposed to loud noises.
  • Must have some knowledge of industrial tools, their uses, and maintenance.